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AuthorJessie Davis

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August 2, 2010

Today, climate change is defined by images of smoking industrial towers, footage of polar bears stranded on broken icebergs, and caricatures of American politicians. Breaking this stereotype, There Once Was an Island examines climate change through the eyes of those experiencing it first-hand. Yet, what should been an emotional examination of an island threatened by […]

April 26, 2010

The Ottley-Karena family may not always wear clothes, shoes or saddles, but their lives are anything but bare. Wild but civilised, passionate yet humble, uncomplicated and intelligent, the Ottley-Karena family are, despite their limited livelihood, abundant in complementing contradictions—a family so far removed from the comforts of our own lives, and yet a family who, […]

April 19, 2010

As today’s burden for beauty gets heavier and the weight of models gets lighter, society’s cry for substance and value gets louder. Unsatisfied with its aloof elitism, audiences are now calling for the fashion industry to disrobe their layers of silk, satin and superficiality and uncover the reality that lies beneath the gloss of magazine […]

March 22, 2010

Fish Skin Suit (2000) Directed by: Peter Burger Ruia Taitea: The World Is Where We Are (1990) Directed by: Barbara Cairns It is not often an Indian fellow called Moses emerges from the sea in fish scales, joins a rural New Zealand community, breaks up a marriage and repairs a family, all in 46 minutes. […]

March 15, 2010
March 15, 2010

Charlyne Yi doesn’t believe in love. Maybe it’s because her first boyfriend was a drug addict (not just dark and mysterious as she originally assumed), maybe it’s because she’s a tomboy, or perhaps it’s because she just hasn’t found a guy like Michael Cera yet. Either way, Charlyne’s experiences have left her doubtful, and keen […]

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